ASNC Alert: Minor Mo-99 Supply Interruption Possible Over the Next Week
The Emergency Response Team of Nuclear Medicine Europe (NMEu) alerted the global community to a shutdown of the high flux reactor in Petten, Netherlands, due to a water leak in the beam tube cooling reactor. This shutdown will impact scheduled irradiation of Mo-99, the precursor to technetium-99m, which is widely used in nuclear cardiology.Read the full NMEu communication.
ASNC has reached out to industry partners, who noted the effect on Mo-99 shipments is expected to be minor and will take place over the next week to 10 days.
For specific information on the expected impact on your practice, contact your radioisotope supplier. An additional update from NMEu is slated for Monday, January 31.
Your ASNC team is continuing to work for you and will keep you informed. If you have questions, contact Georgia Lawrence at glawrence@ASNC.org.